Parisian translator Jacques Perrin, protagonist of one of the most unforgettable episodes for spectators in Cinema Paradiso (1988), died at the age of eighty; in the same French city where he was born one day in July 1941. It was easy for him to enter the world of Gallic entertainment thanks to his parents, Alexandre Simone, who was the theater director of the Comédie-Française, and the actress Marie Perrin. didn’t lavish too much on the art that made her son so popular.

For all his creative activity, he received Volpi Cup for Best Actor at the Venice Festival for giving birth to Manuel in Search and for his Michel de divided manworks by Angelino Fons and Vittorio de Seta (1966) and nominated for two Oscars produce Zfilm Costa-Gavras (1969), in which he was also a photojournalist and which was awarded as the best non-English language film, and a documentary wind nomads (2001), which he also directed.

In his country, only Jacques Perrin was recognized in the same category with couple Caesar behind microcosma genre proposal signed by Claude Nuridsani and Marie Perenna (1997), and for another similar, oceans (2009), for which he was behind the cameras. But this a film by Giuseppe Tornatore, winner of the Cannes Film Festival, winner of the Oscar, Golden Globe and BAFTA awardswhich ensured that it would remain in the memory of moviegoers.

An actor who was really touched

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As the critic and screenwriter Ivan Regera recalled, “final kiss sequence from Cinema Paradiso it was self-edited by Giuseppe Tornatore and some of the kisses were set upside down. For the episode, he tried the camera with the lights off, and later filmed with actor Jacques Perrin who, after seeing the images responded sincerely. When these miracles happen, cinema transcends and becomes immortal.” And, therefore, the translator himself.

“Later, Tornatore did another double, but it was no longer true; Perrin was no longer a virgin,” continues the Spanish writer. “That’s why this finale continues to excite, because everything works in it: shots, lighting, music, editing and an actor who died today at the age of eighty. But, like all those kisses with which he was sincerely touched, Jacques Perrin will forever remain sitting in his red chair, in one of the most breathtaking scenes in the history of cinema“.

The final episode of “Cinema Paradiso”: a cinematic marvel

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A cinematic marvel, referenced in part by Ivan Regera, who told the same story in his book the end (2017) lies in the fact that the camera captures the true emotional reaction of a person who is supposed to act on the set of a feature film. Rarely does something like this happen with such intensity. Apart from Cinema Paradisoremember, for example, very young Ana Torrent in Hive Spirit (1973).

Movie Frankenstein, written by James Weil (1931), is set in Oyuelos, a small Castilian town in the midst of the post-Civil War period. Among the neighbors who attend the event are two sisters: Ana and Isabelle (Telleria), six and eight years old. And the first is shocked by the film adaptation of the story by Mary Shelley (1818). First of all, it turns out his catchy expression at the death of the girl Mary de Marilyn Harris; as sincere as Jacques Perrin at the end Cinema Paradiso.

In the words of another critic, Adrian Massanet, “to achieve such a look, such mental tension in an actor (who must be the very one that you want to inspire the viewer) is sometimes incredibly difficult, but if this is achieved This is the most important thing that cinema can achieve.“. Because “cinema is not really about a person, but about the viewer. It’s about how someone looks at something that moves, scares or surprises them. I mean, someone is watching a movie.”

Jacques Perrin’s small role, the biggest of his career

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Jacques Perrin soon began acting, playing one of Quinkin’s children in gate of the night, Marcel Karn (1946). Among his later roles, it is worth mentioning his Jérôme Lamy in Truth, a film by Henri-Georges Clouzot (1960); Lorenzo Fainardi from Girl with a suitcase and his namesake in family chronicle, both Valerio Zurlini (1961, 1962); or Stefano Mattoli from CorruptionMauro Bolognini (1963).

Not forgetting her Maxence Mrs de Rochefort, a musical by Jacques Demy (1967); his aforementioned character Ztelephone operator Mr. Site Status (1972) and Roger Lafarge of special section (1975), all three signed by Costa-Gavras; Alvaro’s senior Everything is goodhis second collaboration with Giuseppe Tornatore (1990) after Cinema Paradiso; or Pierre Morrange’s adult Chorus of boyssuccess of Christophe Barratier (2004).

But it is noteworthy that the most important role in his careerSalvatore di Vita or Toto, whether it be so tiny in terms of the time it appears on the screen. Because most of it is dedicated to the youngest Salvatore Cascio and teenager Marco Leonardi, colleagues who dress up as their character in childhood and adolescence in the Sicilian town of Giancaldo, whose projectionist is Alfredo Philippa Noiret, with whom a strong bond is formed. and learn a lot.

The emotions that sprout as shots of Giuseppe Tornatore’s film pass by explode in the last episode; and we see how many cinematic kisses stupid censorship did not allow us to see, with the most beautiful and necessary score Ennio Morricone in the ears. So, the intuitive reaction of Jacques Perrin reaches us to the depths of the soul. As Cinema Paradiso This great declaration of love for cinema as a part and reflection of life.

Source: Hiper Textual

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